Haverford Band & Orchestra Parents

Marching & Concert Band

The HHS marching band, directed by Mr. Jeff Hart, represents our school district:

During the winter and spring concert season, musicians perform with either the Concert Band or Wind Ensemble. Wind Ensemble is the higher-level group; placement is by audition for both performing groups. Select members of the wind ensemble also perform as part of the school symphony orchestra at orchestra concerts and commencement.

Each year, many HHS band members are selected, through auditiation, for PMEA district and regional band.

The HHS band also travels, for 4 days in the spring of even-numbered years, to an adjudicated music festival in Virginia or Florida. Trips are optional and are paid for by the students who attend.

For up-to-date information about sectionals, performances, and forms, please visit the director's web page.

Competition Marching Band and Color Guard

2017 Competition Band Schedule & Results

Date Location Score
9-23 Ridley 74.65
9-30 Conrad Weiser 79.36
10-14 Marple Newtown 79.10
10-21 Unionville 84.75
10-28 Abington 84.85
11-4 Conestoga 87.95
11-11 Cavalcade Championship 90.00
5th Place
American Open Division


New to Comp Band? What you need to know …

       Short version of Comp Band Parents FAQ                   Short Version of Comp Band Parent FAQ

The Competition Marching Band is a dedicated group of musicians and color guard.  They perform intricate music and drill work on the field, and compete throughout the fall. The Haverford High School Competition Marching Band has a long-standing record of performance excellence.


Competition Band Staff

Director: Jeff Hart
Assistant Director: Alex Gittelman
Percussion Instructors: Dave Rutherford, Stephanie Miller
Color Guard Instructors: Leigh Shoepflin, Stacy Andrews
Visual Designer: Matt Piaetk
Marching Instructors: John-Paul Jones, Jacki Armes, Steve Davit, Josh Cooperstein

BOPs Liaison: Sherri Hulcher

For more information about Cavalcade of Bands, in which our band competes, visit the Cavalcade of Bands Association website.